As you are reading this article, you may find several plastic items within your reach, your computer or phone, a pen, maybe an old food container in your kitchen. Today, plastic is everywhere in our lives. It has become an icon of convenience culture.
IS IT REALLY SAFE?
Before we take a call whether plastic we are using is safe or not, it is important to understand different type of plastics.
Society of plastic industry has grouped plastics into 7 different categories & separate code called “SPI” is given to each plastic, which is marked in triangle symbol at the bottom of each plastic bottle.
SPI Code #1:
Plastic marked with an SPI code of 1 is made with polyethylene terephthalate, which is also known as PETE or PET. PETE-based containers sometimes absorb odours and flavors from foods and drinks that are stored inside of them. Items made from this plastic are commonly recycled.
Beverage bottles, medicine jars, peanut butter jars, combs, beanbags, and rope.
Recycled PETE is used to make tote bags, carpet, fiber fill material in winter clothing, and more.
Impression: Okay to use. Not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.